Lore wrote: it's convenient to blame our politicians...
Actually, its convenient for you to pretend everything in DC is perfect while you make excuses for our sleazy and/or incompetent politicians and their failure to take steps to reform our government, put together intelligent economic policies to help the private sector grow, or craft an energy policy to deal with peak oil.
Where did I say Washington is perfect? The evidence that our politicians are sleazy and incompetent only points to them being the handmaidens of the plutocracy that we Americans allowed to let develop.
Since government doesn't create jobs you're pinning the tail on the wrong donkey. They can influence investment only up to a certain point in this so called capitalist free market system. So far, in eleven years, after treating corporations to positive incentives we have not seen that benefit trickle down to the average wage earner. Instead corporations have been bailed out, allowed to ditch workers and take their wealth else ware off the backs the US worker.
Plantagenet wrote:Its just weird that you would suggest that there is something wrong with criticizing politicians. Do you live outside the USA? Here in the USA its considered a basic civil right and practically a national past-time to criticize politicians.
Politicians aren't saints, you know.
It's a venerable old past time to criticize politicians and one that their handlers hope to continue to instigate. I for one refuse to play the fool about where to place the lions share of the blame. Shouting at clouds will get you no where other then to play into their game. You're being exactly the kind of political, sycophantic ideologue they enjoy.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
... Theodore Roosevelt